Having F3arful difficulty finding this jacket
July 19, 2012 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Help me find a jacket as exactly like this as possible, of any material, as cheap as possible.

My friend and I recently played the co-op campaign of F3AR. I played through the whole game as Paxton Fettel, and he, of course, was Point Man. It occurred to him recently that, other than a massive height difference between us (he's 6'1" and I'm 5'4") we actually aren't so tremendously dissimilar from each other or these characters that we couldn't cosplay it.

So we decided to give it a go.

The only issue we're having right now is that I can't find the danged jacket for Paxton. I'm not looking for one with all the colors; I have all the tools I need to add the red and yellow bits myself. I just can't find the jacket in my size for any kind of decent price, new or used. I'm willing to pay more for it than I normally would for a costume, because I genuinely think it's an awesome jacket and would wear it outside the con too if I owned it.

I'm 5'4" tall, 140 pounds, pretty fit. 32 waist for sure, and I generally take a 38S jacket, though just about everything I own has to be tailored in some way (usually to make the arms/legs shorter).


I'd post more images, but my work computer is blocking every good-looking image I can find right now. Googling "Paxton Fettel f3ar" produces a page full of good results.

Specifically, I'm looking for a jacket that A: Fits, B: Has the vent zippers, and C: Looks like it could be the same or similar material. His jacket is presumably leather, but as long as it can be readily painted I'm not too picky.

If it's possible to instead make this jacket, or if anyone knows of a way to add/replace existing (p)leather with red (p)leather to eliminate the need to paint the underarms and sides, that would be appreciated too.
posted by Urban Winter to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total)
This will help you find what you're looking for: "Mandarin collar motorcycle jacket."
posted by erst at 10:49 AM on July 19, 2012

Best answer: That there is a racer jacket. They run pretty expensive, and finding one with the vertical zippers is proving difficult.

Unless you want to get a jacket to wear beyond the cosplay, I would look for a cheapo plain jacket and glue/pin the zippers on. This one is relatively cheap. If you're not fussed about the exact placement of the zippers, there are a lot more options out there, but I doubt you're going to find one for less than $150.

For getting the red on leather, I used this tutorial and it worked swell.
posted by goosechasing at 11:02 AM on July 19, 2012

Best answer: Here's one that looks pretty close, including the vertical zippers.
posted by sanitycheck at 12:26 PM on July 19, 2012

If you want a cheaper pleather version, this one could be good and is under $40
posted by rmless at 1:34 PM on July 20, 2012

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